Equine osteopathy is a branch of Osteopathy which works on the same principles and theories as human Osteopathy, but with the specific manipulative techniques used by Osteopaths modified to take into account the difference between the human and the equine anatomical structures.
The first consultation and treatment involve a full case history as well as looking at the lifestyle of the horse and the demands placed upon it. The horse will then be observed moving so that the gait and posture can be assessed. When carrying out the procedure, the Osteopath through their palpation skills, can easily detect problem areas such as tight muscles, unusual heat patterns or lack of movement in any joints. It is quite common that the treatments will work with both horse and rider as the posture of the rider has a great impact in that of the horse.
Muscular skeletal healthcare for your horse or pet can typically help:
Lameness • Congenital Hip Dysplasia • Back Problems • Arthritis • Muscle Strains
If you are not sure if Osteopathy can help, book into The Centre to organise your free consultation for an on location visit with you and your horse.
*Please note that no animal will be treated without the prior consent of their veterinary surgeon. You can download the consent form here and be sure to have your vet complete this form prior to your consultation.
Treatments are recognised by most insurance companies.